Catalpa bignonioides Walter

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Catalpa bignonioides Walter

  • Description

    Species Description - Tree to 15 m, with short trunk and widely spreading branches; lvs barely short-acuminate; infls to 3 dm; cor more conspicuously purple-spotted, the limb 3-4 cm wide; fr more slender, 6-10 mm thick, with a thin flat partition; seed-wings gradually narrowed to the end and with a narrow tuft of short hairs; otherwise as in no. 1 [Catalpa speciosa Warder]; 2n=40. Native of s. U.S., occasionally escaped from cult. in our range.

  • Common Names

    southern catalpa